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John A. Peacock Cosmologist

John Peacock’s research interests lie in theoretical and observational cosmology, including large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, evolution of active galaxies, and gravitational lensing.


ERC Advanced Grant, 2015.

Shaw Prize in Astronomy, 2014.

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (world top 100 astronomers; UK top 12), 2014.

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 2007.

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2006.

Relevant Publications

S. Cole et al, "The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: power-spectrum analysis of the final data set and cosmological implications," MNRAS, vol. 362, no. 2, pp. 505-534, Sept. 2005.

V. Springel et al, "Simulations of the formation, evolution and clustering of galaxies and quasars," Nature, vol. 435, pp. 629-636, June 2005.

R.E. Smith et al, "Stable clustering, the halo model and non-linear cosmological power spectra," MNRAS, vol. 341, no. 5, pp. 1311-1332, June 2003.

J.A. Peacock and R.E. Smith, "Halo occupation numbers and galaxy bias," MNRAS, vol. 318, no. 4, 1144-1156, Nov. 2000.


J.A. Peacock, Cosmological Physics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.



Associate Fellow Gravity & the Extreme Universe


The University of EdinburghInstitute for Astronomy


PhD University of Cambridge

BA (Natural Sciences) University of Cambridge


United Kingdom

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